Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Making Money With Clickbank

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By Jim Nettleton

Is there anyone online who has not heard of Clickbank by now? The number, if it exists, has to be small. But on the off chance that many have not heard about it, here’s a brief summary before we pass on some tips for making money.

Clickbank is the largest seller of digital products on the web. They handle thousands of items in the digital field and do sales in the hundreds of thousands daily. What this means to you is an opportunity to make money by earning sales commissions on the products that Clickbank handles. You accomplish this by becoming an affiliate of any products you wish, and promoting those products in any of dozens of ways.

The best part about all this is it’s free. There are no fees for signing up for Clickbank itself or any of the affiliate programs it offers. Commissions on sales are high, with percentages of sales reaching as much as seventy-five per cent.

The above gives you a sort of capsule summary of the Clickbank business model. For a complete examination of the opportunities offered by this company, visit my website through the link in my resource box below. You’ll find everything you need to know to jump on the Clickbank bandwagon.

I’ve been involved with the company as an affiliate of many products over the last several years and I can tell you that there isn’t an easier way to create income on the web. Here are a few tips that can help you make good choices when you become an affiliate.

First, select products with a relatively high price. It’s just as easy to sell a higher ticket item, rather than a low priced one. For one thing, your commission is going to be greater and profit margin is what this is all about.

Second, take the time to do a little research to determine if the product you select is a hot item. Is it selling well? Is the market it appeals to a viable one? Does a large percentage of sales come from affiliates? What is the gravity figure of the product?

You can get answers to most of these things in the Clickbank Marketplace. You’ll find the statistics in the description line with each product. Once you’ve done your research, you’re ready to start promoting. There are many ways to promote a product for which you’re an affiliate. Some are free and others are not.

On the free side, you can utilize forums, Social Bookmarking sites such as YouTube, Facebook and StumbleUpon. If you enjoy writing, there’s a world of opportunities in article marketing. If you have an opt in list, email marketing comes into the picture. If you have a web site or several web sites, there’s banner advertising and text links.

Blogging is also an excellent way to market your product. The two leading sites for blogging are and, both of which are free. Another hot and relatively new marketing helper is It’s another free service that will let you establish your own talk radio show on which you can promote your products. When you also utilize a program like SubmitemNow to list your blogs and get the search engines’ attention your on your way to driving traffic to your affiliate sites. SubmitemNow is a free auto-submitter that does a great job and saves you lots of time and drudgery.

Paid advertising includes such vehicles as Google Adwords, Co-Reg Advertising, classified ads and others.

Happy Clickbanking!

About the author:

Jim Nettleton is a radio and TV professional with wide-ranging interests. He has been involved in affiliate marketing for several years. Visit his educational Clickbank site for step-by-step success methods at

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